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Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 205 005
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there for lunch as my husband was traveling for work. It is exactly what I needed. Excellent presentation, service and ambiance. I walked in as they opened but reservations are recommended. I wish I could give it 6 stars.

Thank Alicia G
Leuven, Belgium
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Light, modern kitchen, at modest prices. Great if you like veggies. Interesting wines, also by the glass. Apart from the set menus and the à la carte, there is also a prix-fixe lunch which is always quite attractive.

Thank Travel_Jan95
The Hague, The Netherlands
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178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zarza is just outside the centre, where the old part is laced with opportunities to eat and drink, but where the quality and serenity of this place is missing. Zarza is worth every step of the 15' walk away from the delightful city centre. The cooking is perfect, from the amuses (including a brilliant mousse of eel with caviar in... More 

Thank TheHappyCamper2013
Nieuwerbrug, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am almost hesitant to share this review, as the whole experience was so wonderful....the serenity of the place, the warm welcome, but most of all the amazing food! We tried the Zita tasting menu ( 5 courses) and were blown away. Especially the delicate balance of flavors ( sweet even in the starter, but craftfully balanced with bitter) and... More 

Thank Marc v
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having made reservations early in the week, specificly requesting to be seated on the terrace, we were told upon arrival that there was no more space outside because "everyone had asked to sit outside". No airconditioning inside and a wobbly table made for a rather uncomfortable first hour of our visit. On our 2 previous visits the food and service... More 

Thank Peter K
Vilvoorde, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I think we have now found our place to be (eat) in Leuven. The tapas as well as the traditional dishes were delicious. We will certainly go back.

Thank nellyverbist
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Service perfect- very special menu with paired wine- delicieus ! also the was very fresh. certainly we are going back was 3 time.

Thank RITA1510
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and we all (n=4) enjoyed the great food. Huge variety in exquisite tastes and some nice wines too. Very friendly service and accomodating to change an order really last minute due to food allergy. Just had a great time. Thanks.

1 Thank Watze d
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The lunch menu @ Zarza is a great experience. The service is impeccable and the meal refined. Happy to be back there anytime!

1 Thank Transatlantic1
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My girlfriend and I go to the Zarza about 1 to 2 times a year. We typically take a 5 course menu with paired wine and we've never been disappointed by the quality of either the food of the wines. By fine dining standards, the service can be a bit sloppy sometimes, but that's more nitpicking than anything else, and... More 

1 Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $148
French, Belgian, European, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 205 005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?